Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. the man has been on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> reporter: cook says romney has an advantage by simply appearing on stage with a sitting president. and romney could take advantage as the debate makes it to the economy. voters will have their chance to decide with two more presidential debates to follow this month. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wedne
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >>> turning now to the race for the white house and the debate over the first debate. and the winner seems pretty clear. a flurry of public opinion polls say republican mitt romney outperformed president obama. new at 10:00, maureen naylor live in san jose where a lot of people are saying why the president seemed to be off his game last night. maureen. >> reporter: frank we set out tonight to ask about the significant of last night's debate and found people were still talking about it including here. >> oh my goodness we were just discussing that. >> reporter: this trio of sisters shoot on the debate over dinner. >> we all agree that mitt romney did a fantastic job and he had a fair shake this time and we felt like obama just didn't want to be there. >> reporter: a poll found 67%over respondents felt mitt romney won the first debate compared to 25% that felt obama was victorious. >> i am now not sure which direction i'm going to go. >> really? >> yes. >> because of a debate. >> because of a debate. >> the reality, kennedy's often win the first debate then they end up losing the election.